- Paperback: 108 pages
- Publisher: Short Books Ltd (16 Sept. 2004)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1904095968
- ISBN-13: 978-1904095965
- Product Dimensions: 20 x 0.9 x 21 cm
- Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars See all reviews (24 customer reviews)
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 411,947 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
Change the World for a Fiver: We are What We Do Paperback – 16 Sep 2004
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A great idea beautifully executed. -- The Bookseller Magazine
Change the World for a Fiver is a charming book. -- Sunday Telegraph
Change the World for a Fiver is full of great graphics and design quirks. -- Time Out Magazine
Love it, love it, love it. -- Email to We Are What We Do website.
We love this little book. -- Heat Magazine
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Top Customer Reviews
You might expect this to be a solemn polemic that would make the reader feel guilty and or powerless.
The authors have completely avoided this by creating a mini-masterpiece of wit and common sense. They list fifty things that anyone can do to make the world a better place. Each one is presented wittily on a separate page with simple illustrations, or practical things like a postcard, or seeds for "Plant a tree".
They include "Have a bath with someone you love" (Save water. Have fun. Just get out before everythng becomes wrinkled); Write to someone who inspired you (Nice to do, nice to get, what's not to like about it).
My favourite is "Learn to be friendly in another language". This is not something I do, but it is something I want to try.
"Ma yumkin an as 'ad" is "Can I help in" Arabic. They say "Just by learning a few words in a foreign language, it is amazing how much genuine warmth you an generate". I believe them, what would happen if thousands of us did it?
This initiative is supported by the leaders of the three main political parties. I am very enthusiastic about it because it goes against the apathy and powerlessness that so many people carry. Instead, it is a beacon of hope. Its genius is it shows that making the world a better place could be fun!<
The book is suitable for people of all ages - it will make a fantastic present. It includes many unusual features : a postcard to send to someone who has inspired you, seeds for you to plant and the cover is a poster.
. It is very exciting to see your action added to the total in front of your eyes. Everyone in my family has registered their actions, from the ages of 9 to 50.
If you want to know more about the book visit the website, it's brilliant.
At £5 the book is great value, I strongly recommend it.
Ps. Buy it direct from their site and they get more of the margin to put back into projects. [...]
The "We Are What We Do" movement was co-founded by the Innocent Drinks coporation, so if you, like me, enjoy reading their funny labels on the bottles, you know what to expect. And for being such an aesthetically-pleasing book, it's way under-priced. Buy it and just be grateful for it!
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I think when this book came out it would have been more useful, now it's a little dated - I bought a used copy so some items were missing, like the seeds, and the whole carrier bag... Read morePublished 10 months ago by Maria L
Really great read and useful practical tips. Makes a great present and cheap as chips too. We bought one for our friends and one for ourself. Share the love!Published on 29 Aug. 2014 by Mr Mike Ng
"It's not who I am underneath, but what I do that defines me" - Bruce Wayne AKA Batman, Gotham City, Batman Begins.Published on 8 Jun. 2013 by Win
The beauty about this book is that it gets to the point without the jargon. I simply loved it. The illustrations are amazing and there is art in every picture and every word. Read morePublished on 25 Feb. 2010 by Om Aya and Essa
I bought this book from a charity shop (less than a fiver in the end!) and I found it jam-packed with excellent ideas for helping the world to be a better, friendlier, cleaner,... Read morePublished on 4 Sept. 2007 by R. Jenkins
This is the kind of book that you cannot wait to tell your friends about. Great dinner party conversation fodder! Read morePublished on 3 Nov. 2006 by Matthew O'leary